This engaging game's 3-D design and magical concept appeal to kids, and it's more challenging than it looks. The theme: A magician's young apprentices are learning to concoct potions and must carefully toss ingredients (wooden balls) into the cauldron; players must guide the apprentices to the pot using "magic wands" and tip the balls into the pot.
The catch: the bottoms of the apprentice pieces are magnetized, and metal balls randomly hidden beneath the game board create stumbling points to trip up the apprentices.
Players deal with the challenge of tipping the apprentice's balls into the pot without sending the balls flying (which kids find hilarious); Magician's Kitchen is great for practicing dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
Components: 4 magic cauldrons, 1 fireplace, 4 wooden magicians, 4 wands, 16 wooden potion balls, 1 fireball, 1 game board with 12 built-in magnetic balls. Dimensions: 2.75 x 11.625 x 11.625 inches. For ages 5 and older. No reading necessary.
Awards: Nominee for German Children's Game of the Year.
NOTE: The cover of the game box is in German; instructions are in English; game board does not have words.
From the Manufacturer
Kaboom. A colorful cloud of smoke billows out of the cauldron in the old Magician’s Kitchen, where the magician’s little apprentices are learning the art of cooking up magic potions. Each ingredient must be tossed carefully into the pot, but hidden areas in the board may trip you, causing your ingredients to go flying. Make sure you don’t stumble, or the potion will be ruined. Leg of toad and stumbling curse, which of you will be the first? Magician’s Kitchen is the magical game of skill with surprises around every turn. Game includes 4 Magic Cauldrons, Fireplace, 4 Wooden Magicians, 4 Wands, 16 Wooden Potion Balls, a Fireball, Gameboard with 12 built-in Magnetic Balls and Instructions in English, Spanish and French. For 2 to 4 Players, 20 Minute Playing Time, Ages 5 to Adult.